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Mingis on Tech: Energy microgrids, what's up with Apple TV -- and drones!

Here's one way to re-build the electric grid: Do it piecemeal -- with microgrids. With that squared away, we turn to figuring out what Apple is up to with Apple TV and get the details on DJI's new $1,000 Mavic drone.

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Mingis on Tech: Floating solar panels, a VR update -- and Tom Brady?

Our tech trio takes a look at the latest in solar tech -- panels being installed on water -- checks in on the state of VR and offers kudos to the new Super Bowl champs.

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5 tech battles facing Trump

The tech industry could face challenges from Trump on immigration reform, R&D support, climate change, China relations and auto emissions

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Apple to build 200MW solar farm to power data center

Apple announced a joint venture with NV Energy to build a 200-megawatt solar farm to power its Nevada data center.

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Gates, Bezos, others launch energy tech VC fund

The new VC firm will focus on next-generation, zero-carbon energy technologies

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The State of Solar 2017

Solar and other forms of renewable energy are the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. electricity by 2050.

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Microsoft commits to running datacenters off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft will up its renewable energy use in datacenters to 60 percent by early in the next decade

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Google's DeepMind AI can slash data center power use 40%

Google now plans to direct DeepMind’s machine learning algorithm at other data center challenges

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Greenpeace was wrong: The cloud is good for the environment

An extensive report shows that U.S. cloud adoption has all but ended the increase in energy usage from private data centers

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Don't be blinded by the cloud's many virtues

There's a lot of good news for cloud computing these days, but always remember that other technologies are sometimes a better option

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Cloud computing slows energy demand, U.S. says

The shift away from the traditional center has reduced power-usage growth from 24 percent to just 4 percent

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Microsoft pledges to use more renewable energy in its data centers

It's goal is to use 50 percent wind, solar, and hydropower by the end of 2018 and keep improving from there

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The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.

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The MIT C-MOD Fusion Reactor Project

MIT has been developing a small fusion reactor prototype, three of which could power the City of Boston if they were fully built.

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Salesforce backs new wind farm in 12-year renewable-energy deal

The farm will supply the equivalent of 90 percent of the energy Salesforce used in fiscal 2015

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How green is your cloud?

The public clouds run by Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft all claim a commitment to green energy -- but the clear leader in this field may surprise you

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Forecast 2016: 5 disruptors to keep on your radar

Savvy tech execs can't afford to ignore these developments, which stand to remake the future of IT

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Extreme tech positions of the presidential candidates

How candidates see the government's role in science and tech and some tech implications of the 2016 contest

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